Before modern fasteners, pin oak wood was used to join, or “pin” construction timbers together, and so it was named. This a strong, upright shade tree commonly planted in D.C.
Size and Light Requirements
Pin oaks grow somewhat slowly and under most conditions will reach 40 feet in height in 40 to 50 years. This tree does best in full sun.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.